Used Car of the Year 2021: Ford Fiesta (2008-2017)

Millions of people search Parkers.co.uk for their next used car. And from the most popular, we’ve sifted out the very best secondhand cars you can buy now. The 2008-2017 Ford Fiesta takes the overall honours in this category as it scores so well in terms of value for money and low running costs, as well as being a hoot to drive. What Fiesta is best for you comes down to lifestyle and budget, but whichever one you do should be a very wise decision.

Best used car - Ford Fiesta

FORD FIESTA (2008-2017)

The Ford Fiesta wins the Parkers Best Used Car award for the second year running. In previous-generation form, the Ford Fiesta is still one of the UK's most popular used cars, and with very good reason. It's a great car to drive that's available in myriad versions, from the super-economical EcoBoost petrols and TDCi diesel-powered models to the fun-to-drive ST hot hatch. We love the fact that prices are competitive, servicing is cheap and as such, it's a reliable and safe car to invest your money in. 

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Best used car - Honda CR-V

HONDA CR-V (2012-2018)

The Honda CR-V has been around since the mid-1990s, making it something of an SUV pioneer. But it's the last-generation model that really saw it grow up into a fully-fledged large family car that can turn its hand to anything that's thrown at it. It's roomy for passengers, has a huge boot, and is available with punchy reliable diesels or smooth, free-revving petrol engines. They're also packed with equipment, making the comfortable, reliable CR-V a brilliant used car buy right now.

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Best used car - Skoda Yeti

SKODA YETI (2009-2017)

The Skoda Yeti may have been off-sale now for some time now, but the continued popularity of these excellent ruggedised family cars proves that they were really on to something with this one. Available from as little as £3,000, you can buy the Yeti in petrol or diesel form and with four-wheel drive, too. Based on simple Volkswagen technology, they're proving cheap and reliable to run and finding their way into lots of families – which is why we're big fans of Skoda's first SUV.

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